COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina)- Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced that seven people pled guilty to charges related to Medicaid fraud conspiracy.
DeHart said all of the defendants in the case are either former owners, employees, or business associates of Wrights Care Services. Wright Care Services is a North Carolina- based company that provides rehabilitative behavioral health services.
“Health care fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Acting U.S. Attorney DeHart. “It is a betrayal of public trust and diverts scarce resources from Americans who need health care coverage.”
DeHart said evidence from the investigation showed that Wrights Care Services was approved by South Carolina Medicaid to provide behavioral health services in 2014. During that time, Wrights Care maintained associated franchise locations in Columbia, Spartanburg, Pickens, Cheraw, Society Hill, Bennettsville, Hartsville, and Conway. However, Dehart said Wrights Care Services did not provide qualified behavioral health services to the children in its care.